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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:12 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:21 pm 
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And me :D

Retro cool IMHO 8)

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 11:08 am 
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Car Model: 900 T16 Aero
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Now that's the way old cars should be run, Throttle bodies and modern ignition, Nice car mate I like it. Well apart from the colour that is lol.



Rob


Thanks.

Yes the colour is one those marmite colours, I really like it.



You know it isn't really that bad, I wouldn't choose it for myself but if you like who cares. What you've done with the car is fantastic I love the way you've managed to modernise a classic so well.




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PostPosted: Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:12 pm 
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vpulsar wrote:
99 EMS wrote:
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Now that's the way old cars should be run, Throttle bodies and modern ignition, Nice car mate I like it. Well apart from the colour that is lol.



Rob


Thanks.

Yes the colour is one those marmite colours, I really like it.



You know it isn't really that bad, I wouldn't choose it for myself but if you like who cares. What you've done with the car is fantastic I love the way you've managed to modernise a classic so well.




Rob


Thanks for that.

When I was looking for a 99, the colour didn't concern me too much, it was the actual condition. Most of the colours Saab offered for the 99 weren't too bad, when left to go tatty some colours look really bad, others you can get away with, the browns and beige's are the ones I think you can't get away with when they start to look tired.

Before I started on the car I wanted it to look original but still have the performance of a modern sporty car, from the comments I get from people on the forum and friends that have been in the car I think I have pretty achieved this.
I know I have something unique when Dave Baker still mentions the performance of the engine, he has never been in the car but he knows by the dyno runs what it is capable of, he says it is one of his favourite engines.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:19 pm 
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Still using the oil burner as everyday transport, not let me down at all, serviced it and some tyres and drive belts.

Some pics of my Mi16 Citroen BX
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Quite rare full leather interior
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1976 EMS last seen stripped ready for painting
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A coat of paint. Hell, I'll be happy if my EMS looks as good as that when I'm finished!! :D

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:21 pm 
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Car Model: 1974 Silver 2dr 99 EMS
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oooh, later ems badge on the back, Dave?
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I'm sure that's the correct badge, its a '76 car.


My black EMS is a 76 model and has that same boot badge Dave.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 7:56 pm 
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Its only getting painted because the passenger door is a slightly different shade. The car is in incredible condition, it has never been welded and doesn't need any.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 8:19 pm 
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You're a very lucky man Dave to have such a gorgeous and solid example.
The 74 EMS I'm buying will need to be resprayed as that is different shades, oh, plus some rust. It's not too bad though. The important areas all seem solid.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:24 pm 
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:envy: :envy:

Not only for the EMS but for the BX as well 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 11:43 pm 
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Not only for the EMS but for the BX as well 8)


Agree. The BX is looking better and better with age.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 22, 2014 9:35 am 
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The car has been off the road this winter as usual to keep it away from the salt etc, I had planned to do more work on it but life and time had other ideas, i did however manage to carry out a job i have been wanting to do for sometime, fit a fully refurbished rear axle. Dave Vivyan (DeeVee) let me have the axle from his '85 900 turbo to refurbish, it was in good condition. So i stripped it down, removed the old bushes and wheel bearings and took it to be blasted and powder coated in gloss black. The bushes have been replaced with poly bushes, the side link arms on my original axle were very worn and the spring links were also quite rusty, despite the amount of waxoyl the previous owner lavished on them, but all things considered for an axle fitted in 1982 it wasn't bad and certainly not an MOT failure for many years to come.
Because i have a bottomless pit of money i also renewed the brake calipers and brake lines, calipers were exchange units from my excellent local motor factor and i made the copper brake lines myself, the rubber flexi pipes, although in good condition, will be replaced with HEL flexi pipes.
The springs and shocks are only a few years old and in excellent condition, so the will go back on, the springs have had new rubber buffer seats fitted top and bottom.
Considering how well the car handled with the old axle and tired bushes, i am expecting a good improvement.
A rear ARB from a 900 has been refitted also, apart from springs and shocks this is the best and easiest part to put on your 99 to improve its handling.

The old tired axle.
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Rusty spring link.
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Original paint on link arm under 1/4'' waxoyl.
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New axle.
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New bushes, brake calipers and pipes.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 1:55 pm 
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Car Model: Saab 99 - 1971 - 1.75l - Green
Hi,

I recently bought a set of HEL braided lines for my '71 model. It looks like you have the same ATE calipers as me. The car is at the garage at the moment having new disks/pads/lines, but they couldn't fit the front brake lines as the fittings were wrong.

Will you buy the set they have listed on their website, or select a custom set? I got the set they have listed, so probably only myself to blame. posting.php?mode=reply&f=35&t=17159&sid=a22884758f84ca23c2d589d749e63de9#

Once the garage has finished the work, I will get the fitting sizes and see if HEL will swap or make me some new ones.

Project looks really great so far.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 22, 2014 3:11 pm 
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I bought the ones listed for my car. I also fitted new copper pipes and connectors.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 7:52 pm 
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Its been over a year since I've updated this thread, I haven't really done a lot to the car apart from drive it!
With upgrades, extra relays and wiring have been inevitable, so much so it was getting a little messy and crowded in the fusebox, so I decided to fit a 900 fusebox, with the help from a friend, a lot of help :) a 900 fusebox was grafted onto the 99, apart from the benefit of modern blade fuses over the ceramic type, the relays are also housed in a much better place.
The original 99 fusebox.
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Old wiring tagged to avoid mistakes
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Nearly there.
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Finished.
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We also used the live terminal from the 900 inner wing, useful for future upgrades,such as power steering :)
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2015 8:15 pm 
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I bet that really was a LOT of work :shock:


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Tidy job there Dave 8)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 6:39 am 
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That's good going to be honest. I used one of the c900 'junction boxes' on the 90 as the battery is now in the boot. It's provided me with no end of 12v feeds for the injection, DI/APC, water injection etc it's really tidy. I used a separate fuse box for the injection etc but I think I may do this in the future once my sanity is back!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:42 am 
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A good start is studying the 99 and 900 wiring diagrams and then be methodical.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:55 am 
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I took Turbo Killer into Liverpool to visit these two old birds.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:08 am 
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Due to the state of tune of the engine, vacuum for braking is sometimes in short supply, the answer was to fit a vacuum pump, at first it was wired up to run all of the time when the ignition was switched on, just to see how it performed. When fitting the new 900 fusebox we improved the wiring for the pump and also incorporated a vacuum cut off switch, this switched off the pump via a relay when full vaccuum was reached. To improve things even further a vacuum booster tank was fitted at the rear of the front NS wing.

Vacuum pump.
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Vacuum tank, relay and vacuum cut off switch.
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The original vacuum take off points blanked off.
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